Archive for the ‘Financing’ Category

How to increase your credit score for a car loan

Wednesday, November 13th, 2019
Isolated image of credit score

There will always be a market for quality used vehicles, as many of them are still able to give you plenty of years of high performance and durable versatility. If you’re in the market for a used car, SUV or truck, but worried that your credit might not be up to snuff, don’t worry! Today, we want to show you some helpful tips on how to increase your credit score for a car loan – knowing these, you can take some steps for financial health, and get behind the car of your dreams right here at Poulin Auto Sales.   (more…)

Are Teen Drivers Entitled to a New Car from Mom and Dad?

Friday, January 11th, 2019
Teen driver inside a red car

Should I Give My Teenager a New Car?

Since the 1950s, cars have been a huge part of teen culture. Many remember taking the family car out on the town with friends or even working odd jobs to save up for one of their own. Nowadays, older generations lament that today’s teens are spoiled and entitled. While this is a generalization and certainly not true for all teenagers, it doesn’t help when today’s movies and TV shows portray teenagers driving brand-new luxury cars that were gifts from their parents on their 16th birthday. This can make parents wonder if they should be giving their teen driver a brand-new car when they pass the driving test. (more…)

How can I save money on my next vehicle?

Tuesday, March 13th, 2018

How to spend your tax return on your next car 

Tax season is a great time to buy a used vehicle. It’s time for spring cleaning and getting money back from those taxes you’ve been paying all year long. We have some ideas on how to spend that money. Here’s how to spend your tax return on your next car.  (more…)

Top 5 Best Value Used Cars Under $8,000

Saturday, February 18th, 2017
Best Value Used Cars Under $8000 Barre VT

Working with a tight budget doesn’t have to mean sacrificing quality and reliability. If you do your research and test drive with confidence, you can take home a new-to-you vehicle without breaking the bank. Check out these top 5 great values in used cars under $8,000 for 2016, according to Kelley Blue Book! Trust the experts, test drive with intention, and take home a great car at a price you can afford at Poulin Auto Stores.   (more…)

Should I Use my Tax Refund to Pay Off Car Loan?

Wednesday, February 15th, 2017
using tax refund on a new car South Burlington VT

Debt is a scary thing, and while it’s basically unavoidable if you choose to go to college, there are those of us who choose to take on some debt when buying a car. The choice between something newer and more reliable, and something easier on the wallet is tough enough as it is. When it comes to tax refund season, many of us are considering what to do with the money. Read on for tips and info about the best way to use your tax refund in 2017.   (more…)

Buying a Car: Financing vs Leasing vs Cash

Friday, January 13th, 2017

Getting a new vehicle, even if it’s only new to you, is a big investment. A set of wheels adds a lot of freedom to your life, but also adds costs and comes with a price. So, when you look through your finances, you might be wondering to yourself if it’s better to spend more on a less expensive car without having to take out a loan, finance a newer or nicer car with a monthly payment plan, or lease something. Each choice has its benefits, and we’re here to help you make the call.   (more…)